Leicester is a city East Midlands, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and close to the eastern end of the National Forest. With a population of around 330,000 it the biggest city in the East Midlands region.

With a famous 700-year-old covered market (one of Europe’s biggest) and many businesses, Leicester has a diverse economy, with a third of the workforce is still in manufacturing.

Investment property in Leicester is typically diverse for a city of this size, with new developments of modern family homes to terraces and late-Victorian and Edwardian villas.

Just outside the city, there are period Georgian and Regency houses, old stone cottages, farmhouses, and former rectories, often at affordable prices. With two universities, student let investment property should be a definite consideration for property investors looking at Leicester.

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